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The Amazing World of Science Up Close

Learning the periodic table was one of the boring parts of science class but the memorable bits were when the teachers let you lose in the lab. Putting different chemicals together makes for unexpected  reactions and often things that go boom. See what menace these experimenters got up to in these animations, and don’t try these at home!

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Nitrogen triiodide tapped

A pencil conducts electricity

High voltage electricity runs through a coin

Matchstick upclose when it’s lit

Mercury thiocynanate burning

Amix of isocyanate and polyol


Microwaving a CD


Ink dropped in kerosene


Magnets melt a piece of metal


Steel wool’s reaction to fire


Ping pong rain: 1500 ping pongs balls, plus liquid nitrogen


Two pieces of metal fused by friction

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